Overview

Distribution

Gansu, Qinghai, Xinjiang, Xizang.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Herbs perennial. Stems tufted, prostrate, diffuse, yellow basally, green apically, 5--7 cm tall, basally shiny, glabrous, apically pubescent. Leaves sessile, ovate or ovate-lanceolate, 4--6 × 2--3 mm, midvein raised abaxially, base nearly rounded, margin pubescent, apex acute. Flowers 1--5, in terminal cymes; bracts ovate, ca. 3 × 1.5 mm, membranous. Sepals 5, ovate-lanceolate, 3--4 × 1--1.5 mm, midvein conspicuous. Petals 5, 1--1.5 mm, shorter than sepals, 2-cleft nearly to base; lobes linear. Stamens 10, conspicuously shorter than petals. Disc orbicular, with 5 glands. Styles 3, enlarged at apex. Seeds 1 or 2. Fl. Jun--Jul, fr. Aug--Sep.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Stellaria arenaria Maximowicz, Fl. Tangut. 91. 1889, not Linnaeus (1753).
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Ecology

Habitat

* Grassland slopes, mountains, river banks; 2500--5200(--5500) m.
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